Nick Gordon's tears at his late girlfriend Bobbi Kristina Brown's gravesite may have been motivated by more than just grief. Turns out, Gordon may have been paid $40,000 for an over-the-top display of emotions.
Page Six reports that the National Enquirer coordinated with Gordon and his camp to capture images of his "secret pilgrimage" to Bobbi Kristina's grave, and as a result of the tip, photographers were waiting for him when he arrived. The tabloid cut a check to Gordon for his cooperation.
But the shady move may not have been based entirely on greed. Sources say that Gordon is "completely broke" and needs the cash to fund his legal defense in a $10 million lawsuit brought against him by Bobbi Kristina's conservator Bedelia Hargrove (who is reportedly acting on behalf of the late music scion's father Bobby Brown and aunt Pat Houston). The wrongful death suit accuses Gordon of theft, domestic abuse and even murder.
A rep for Gordon denies the reports, saying, “This is completely fabricated. I would also like to add, Page 6 [sic] isn’t a trusted source in news.” An Enquirer rep cryptically said, “The National Enquirer, more than any other publication, has been unflinching in our reporting of the mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of Bobbi Kristina Brown.”
Watch our tribute to the late Bobbi Kristina below:
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